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71 Design are a small Architectural practice operating out of the Old Print Room in New Milton Town Centre, headed by Matthew Austin an Architectural Technologist. Being a small team we offer a very personal service, with over 30 years experience in the industry with a simplified, clear pragmatic approach.


An associate business model and low overheads allows us to be very competitive on price,  the level of service and content in our products is of the highest value and quality. Please see our case studies & testimonials.

Matthew started out a career in construction in 1987 as a carpenter & joiner progressing to project manager then Architecture. So while your project is in the design process 71 Design have a clear indication of what will actually work in practice,  can then visualise the construction process / implications and how much your development will cost to build. 

71 Design was started in 2014, and are now thriving with a wealthy base of clients who have been provided with an exceptional high level of success rate, obtaining planning consent, building regulations and completed developments across Dorset & Hampshire.

About : About


About : Meet the Team
Matthew Austin, Architect


Architectural Technologist

Matt established 71Design in 2012 following 25 years as a carpenter & project manager. He enjoys sharing his passion for all issues relating to sustainability, energy and environmental designs. Matt is passionate about the challenge of delivering exciting new residential and commercial buildings.

Outside of his work Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters and is a keen cyclist, often taking part in national mountain biking events.

Nick Jones, Commerial Director


Commercial Director

Nick has been a director at 71 Design since it’s conception.


He also has his own consultancy business where he offers business strategy advice along with finance, HR, IT, marketing, operations and planning advice to new and existing businesses.

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